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GradorDalParah - For Kainsword by Daimera GradorDalParah - For Kainsword by Daimera
My entry for Kainsword's "Seigi-Senshi Captain Japan" Kaijin design contest. Not *too* impressive as far as what I'm capable of, but considering I drew this in class today (technically yesterday, as it's nearly 1 AM now), I'll use it. Brushpen-inked.

Note that in the picture, the Mindspore is NOT to scale with Grador itself. The 'full grown' Grador as shown in this picture is about 20' long from the top of its shoulders to its tail-tip. Judge height based on that.


Name: GradorDalParah (Though it's simpler to just call it Grador)

Age: 358

Type: Semi-sentient Plantoid Mutant, Biomaterial-Absorber

Bio: When mysterious objects fall to Earth with no discernable source, it's always only a matter of time before meddling scientists find, collect, and prod said mysterious objects in their labs in hopes of gaining knowledge beyond that which is known to the sad little blue planet. Unfortunately, the armored sphere they found, studded with eyelike growths, was a hibernating seed of an interstellar menace, locked away and deprived of nutrients by an advanced race. Upon trying to subject the sphere to a large dose of X-rays, in hopes of trying to see inside its otherwise inpenetrable carapace, it promptly came to life and sought the closest form of nourishment: the scientists. A red-alert was triggered, and the building evacuated and locked down, but not before the organism had devoured five scientists, using the materials of their bodies to create its own, meshing human flesh with its own plant matter. It drained as much energy from surrounding independantly-powered equipment as it could, until the scientists tried to gas it... unfortunately, the poisonous fumes only strengthened the abomination, feeding its own acidic blood and allowing it to eat its way out of the facility, unleashing it upon the unfortunate general public.


Physical Properties:
- Blood initially a rash-inducing irritant, became a corrosive acid when it absorbed the poison that the scientist attempted to gas it with. It is immune to its own acid.
- Armor is incredibly tough, though not invulnerable. None the less, it's impervious to heat, and extremely slick, causing most solid projectiles or melee strikes to glance off.
- Very rapid healing, which is only boosted when it feeds. It can continue to grow when provided with enough biomatter to devour and add to itself.


Special Attacks:
- Triple Vise (Grador clamps its handjaws and tailjaws on a victim, immobilizing them and causing piercing/crushing damage)
- Noxious Haze (Breaths a nausea-inducing gray-green fog, which is thick and coating, making it dangerous to the eyes.
- Corroding Gnaw (A bite with the main mouth, the two 'side jaws' are connected to the bloodstream directly and can inject Grador's corrosive blood into a target)

- Mindspore (The large jaws on Grador's shoulders house a large amount of needle-like organisms called Mindspores. Grador is, for the most part, nonsentient, but if it attaches a mindspore to a target, it gains that target's intelligence for the duration of the Mindspore's attachment. This intelligence stacks, so Grador can attach Mindspores to multiple people and gain their collective intelligence. Mindspore-attached targets are also susceptible to be mindcontrolled by Grador, who often uses Mindspore-attached people to communicate, which is something it cannot do on its own. Grador can only mindcontrol one person at a time. Mindspores cannot be removed by conventional means, and will only fall off of their own accord when Grador is desroyed.

Super Attack:
- Unbridled Sun (Grador absorbs electromagnetic waves, from UV, to light, to radio, to X, etc. to use for power. Because of Earth's abundance of all of these wavetypes, Grador forms a surplus of power, and can transform any extra energy into concentrated heat-blasts, which are fired from the optics in its 'hands' and tail. While these can be used in small bursts to knock around and burn opponents, Grador will often wait for a breaking point and then release a very large, lethal blast of concentrated heat from all three 'cannons' at once. A single blast of this can potentially melt a car into slag within seconds. The downside of using a large blast is that Grador requires some time to cool down, and becomes susceptible to attack)
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:iconflesheatingfurby:
FleshEatingFurby Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
I really enjoy your interpretation of a hydra. Epic.
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Daimera Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Uhm.... thanks? I'm not sure if this is a compliment considering this wasn't intended to be an interpretation of a hydra... ^^;
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SesakaTH Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006  Student General Artist
:wow::wow::wow: Totally wicked creature!
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Dreammachine Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
Nice work! :w00t:

You like metriod, don't you ? :nod:
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:icondaimera:
Daimera Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
Why do people make these assumptions? I've never played a single Metroid game in my life.
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Dreammachine Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2005
In that case, you should :O_o:

Those creeps rule :evillaugh:
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Ironwyrm Featured By Owner May 28, 2005
Wow, verry cool.
Better than my entry.
But while seeing the tail and reading the bio and atttacks, i cant help feel that it has a certain similarity to my entry...
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Daimera Featured By Owner May 28, 2005
Just saw your entry. Aside from the quadra-tail-jaw and the mouths on the shoulders (which are different all their own, anyway), they actually don't seem that similar. I went for a bajillion mouths all over the place because I was trying to emulate the kinds of designs that Kainsword comes up with so as to make it 'fit' with the theme. I came up with the attacks based on the kinds of bios he gives to his characters that have extended, ability-inclusive sheets, anyway, so I'm not sure if that's conclusive. The bio... well, it appears that relation to scientists is the only similarity there, too, as yours is a person subjected to tests and mutations, while mine's a critter that crashed down from outer space.

Again, I dislike making this kind of mistake by not thoroughtly looking over other entries in contests before making my own. I get very irritated at people copying my designs, so when I inadvertantly make something in this context that's too similar to someone else's, it makes me feel quite the odd. Therefore, I'll give you the decision. Do you want me to remove my entry?
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Ironwyrm Featured By Owner May 28, 2005
No! its way too good to not place it in the contest. It would be a crime if i told you to remove it.
I was just pointing out a resemblance (no matter how similar) in the bios and some attacks.
I also got the idea of the character from looking at kainsword´s own designs to make it look like a kaijin, since i had little clue to what they were exactly supposed to look like.
btw i did not acused you of stealing my design, i just said that it had just some insignificant aspects that reminded me of my entry.
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Daimera Featured By Owner May 28, 2005
I wasn't accusing you of accusing me of stealing your design. I just get all squicky when I make this kind of mistake of not thoroughly going through other entries before making my own. ;)
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Ironwyrm Featured By Owner May 30, 2005
I never thought you did!
And dont worry its a common mistake.
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:icondaimera:
Daimera Featured By Owner May 28, 2005
Indeed? O_o Crap, I knew I should have looked over the other entries (the only one I saw was Matt's). I can pull out if you'd like.
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CrzyKyle Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
Wow, I hope you win, its very awesome!
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ShadowCatLurking Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
...I want to hug him. :heart:
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CurlyHairedKaiju Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
Kicks the sh*t out of my entry. Oh well...
*flings self off cliff*
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Denryuu Featured By Owner May 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've gotta read the whole desc. to understand this one. Looks cool and all, but it's the description what amazes me the most. I bow before your writing skills. Nonetheles there's something that irks me: Mindspores. What happens to all the mindspore-attached people? Are they never released? Where does GradorDalParah keeps them? Does he takes them to some hive or are left behind for other people to find them and take them to hospitals or something? I just have to know...
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Daimera Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
People not being mindcontrolled with a mindspore CAN continue their normal lives... it otherwise has no effect on them other than being a really ugly unsightly thing sticking out of wherever it attached itself. If Grador is allowed to grow tremendously, it might develop a sort of 'hive,' but in its simple 'adult' form it doesn't bother. The 'infected' people, on the other hand, will probably all end up panicing and going to the doctors to futilely try to get the mindspores off. I guess if you actually cut out the whole chunk of flesh (and possibly bone) to which the mindspore is attached, then maybe it CAN be removed, but not many people would be willing to do that, and in the meantime they're just going to try other, unsuccessful methods. The only other alternatives is the person dying (for example, if Grador eats them), or if Grador 'runs out' of mindspores and decides to call one off a less 'useful' victim to use at another time.

Mindspores were ORIGINALLY going to be like Genshu Ear's earrings, with the zombie-brainwashing thing, but I decided against that. LOTS of MonsterOfTheDay types have already done the whole 'brainwash a large chunk of the populace' thing already. This one is more subversive, and aside the individually-controlled people, it just serves as a method for Grador to gain intelligence. I'm not trying to throw too much emphasis on those things, as Grador is more of a... 'powerhouse raar im gonna eat ur children' type monster.
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Denryuu Featured By Owner May 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that's an explanaition. I too saw the similarity with Genshu Ear's earrings, but that guy seems to never run out of them, as opposed to Grador's limited amount of 'spores. It is very neat to add those details, since makes the creature a lot more plausible, if anything. Yay for children eating monsters!!!
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TomatoDragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
Wow, this is one crazy critter, but love the design.
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Lunore Featured By Owner May 26, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, thick lines! The tail/hips look a little sketchier than everything else, but great detail, as always.
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Daimera Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
Sure they are: the brush pen tip started to fray. :(
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Lunore Featured By Owner May 26, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn brush pens. Dunno know how people can use an actual brush to ink stuff. I find them so unweidly
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Megamandinga Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
Looks sick man, kinda like the dekoretops from delta
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Daimera Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
I love the Delta Dobkeradops! I think it's my favorite, followed closely by the original one. Dobkeradops is my favorite creature of all time. But I hate the Final one, it's dinky. :\

Did you see my Dobkeradops uberdetailpic? :D [link]
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Megamandinga Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
Very sexy, you gotta gimme ppermission to model some of your custom bydo
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:icondaimera:
Daimera Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
This one in particular isn't -exactly- a Bydo, but it's definitely inspired by them, as are a lot of my critters. And that'd be cool!
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Draconya Featured By Owner May 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that looks great and you camew up with all that info for it. You are just amazing :hug:
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darksoultyrant Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
Sweeeeeeet love the details :D
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CarmenSegado Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
woah,amazing creature:wow:
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BlackBileHumour Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
Great picture.
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Kainsword17 Featured By Owner May 26, 2005
Wow, this guy looks like a bruser^_^:+fav:
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Daftmarzo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
such...a...long...artist...comment...
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Daftmarzo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
and awesome art
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